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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Boles, 633rd Security Forces team Firefighter Combat Challenge competitor, waits for his teammate to tag him in to the Keiser Sled move obstacle at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Boles, 633rd Security Forces team Firefighter Combat Challenge competitor, waits for his teammate to tag him in to the Keiser Sled move obstacle at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The 633rd SFS brought the most competition with four teams participating in the event this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Micah Butler, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pours water over a pot with hot grease during a kitchen fire demonstration at Bethel Manor Housing, Yorktown, Va., Oct. 6, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Micah Butler, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, pours water over a pot with hot grease during a kitchen fire demonstration at Bethel Manor Housing, Yorktown, Va., Oct. 6, 2017. According to the Fire Department, the proper way to put out a grease fire is to turn off the stove and put a lid on the pot because pouring water over it will cause an adverse reaction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

A participant competes in the ladder carry obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

A participant competes in the ladder carry obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The challenge was the culminating event of National Fire Prevention Week, which highlighted escaping fires safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department, interact with children from the Child Development Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 10, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department, interact with children from the Child Development Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 10, 2017. Fire Prevention Week is observed to promote maximum participation in fire and life safety education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Mancill, Firefighter Combat Challenge 633rd Mission Support Group team member, celebrates after completing the challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

A participant competes in the 50-foot-hose pull obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The challenge involved four-person relay teams competing for time in completing four combat-firefighting events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Watkins, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter crew chief, hands stickers to children from the Child Development Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 10, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Watkins, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter crew chief, hands stickers to children from the Child Development Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 10, 2017. This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

Teams from across the installation participate in the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

Teams from across the installation participate in the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. This year’s challenge winners were the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Lieutenant’s team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A U.S. Air Force Airman climbs a ladder during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

A U.S. Air Force Airman climbs a ladder during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. During the event, competitors climbed 10 steps up and down a ladder three times while in full firefighter gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

A participant competes in the ladder carry obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.

A participant competes in the ladder carry obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. Thirteen teams from around the installation participated in this year’s challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Airmen flip a tire during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen flip a tire during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The competitors flipped the tire five times to finish their round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Mancill, Firefighter Combat Challenge 633rd Mission Support Group team member, celebrates after completing the challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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A participant competes in the 145-pound-dummy drag obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. Dummy drag competitors drug the 145 pound dummy from one side of the station to the other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A U.S. Air Force Airman sprays water during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force Airman sprays water during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The competitors pulled a charged firehose 100 feet before taking aim on their target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

A viewer films participants going through various obstacles at the Firefighter Combat Challenge on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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A viewer films participants going through various obstacles at the Firefighter Combat Challenge on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. Onlookers were invited to cheer their teams on throughout the event, which highlighted the physical strains firefighters go through in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A U.S. Air Force Airman moves a weight with a sledgehammer during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force Airman moves a weight with a sledgehammer during the Fire Prevention Week Firefighter’s Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The competition took the form of a relay race, during which each Airman experienced various challenges a firefighter must be able to undertake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

A participant competes in the Keiser Sled move obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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A participant competes in the Keiser Sled move obstacle during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The challenge is an annual competition that serves as the culminating event in highlighting fire prevention and safety during National Fire Prevention week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachariah Christenson, Firefighter Combat Challenge safety monitor, stabilizes a ladder climb obstacle during the challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachariah Christenson, Firefighter Combat Challenge safety monitor, stabilizes a ladder climb obstacle during the challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. Safety monitors oversaw each station to ensure equipment was secure and maneuvers were properly performed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Richard Pettyjohn, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department assistant chief, prepares attendees for a kitchen fire display at Bethel Manor Housing, Yorktown, Va., Oct. 6, 2017.
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Richard Pettyjohn, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department assistant chief, prepares attendees for a kitchen fire display at Bethel Manor Housing, Yorktown, Va., Oct. 6, 2017. During Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Emergency Service flight’s attention focused on promoting fire safety and prevention throughout the Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Mancill, Firefighter Combat Challenge 633rd Mission Support Group team member, celebrates after completing the challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Mancill, Firefighter Combat Challenge 633rd Mission Support Group team member, celebrates after completing the challenge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the challenge as a part of National Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Center, U.S. Air Force Col. Sean Tyler, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, signs the Fire Prevention Week proclamation in the presence of senior leadership at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 6, 2017.
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Center, U.S. Air Force Col. Sean Tyler, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, signs the Fire Prevention Week proclamation in the presence of senior leadership at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 6, 2017. Fire Prevention Week commemorates the great Chicago fire of 1871, which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,400 buildings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

The U.S. Air Force 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron “Lt’s” placed 1st during the Fire Prevention Week competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017.
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The U.S. Air Force 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron “Lt’s” placed 1st during the Fire Prevention Week competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 13, 2017. The team was able to complete all tasks with a time of three minutes and 54 seconds, the fastest time out of the 13 teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. --

The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron hosted National Fire Prevention Week a Joint Base Langley Eustis, October 8-14, 2017.

Fire Prevention Week commemorates the great Chicago fire of 1871, which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,400 buildings.

Fire Prevention Week is observed to promote maximum participation in fire and life safety education. During the week, the Fire Emergency Service flight’s attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention throughout the JBLE community. This year’s theme was “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out!” and aimed to educate members on the importance of having an emergency escape plan.

The 633rd CES held a variety of events, including an open house, fire truck display, Live Kitchen Fire demonstration, static display booth, Child Development Center visit and Firefighter Combat Challenge.